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    Question Need help get this piece of speech, please...

    Hi,
    I was watching this speech by Tony Robbins in TED, and I came up against what you'll see in the following part, which I couldn't get clearly. Could anyone please help me with the bolded sections?

    ...So, the question we've got to ask ourselves really is, what is it?What is it that shapes us? And we live in a therapy culture.Most of us don't do that, but the culture's a therapy culture.And what I mean by that is the mindset that we are our past.



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    Default Re: Need help get this piece of speech, please...

    Therapy culture suggests counselling, particularly from a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are well known for getting you to dig into your past.
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    Default Re: Need help get this piece of speech, please...

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Therapy culture suggests councelling, particularly from a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are well known for getting you to dig into your past.

    Thank you a lot. Is this part grammatically ok to you? What mindest could possibly mean'?


    '...the mindset that we are our past.'



    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Need help get this piece of speech, please...

    Mindset is your attitude or pattern of thinking, so people lay great importance in their pasts- a person is the product of their past. Therapy culture means that great importance is given to therapy nowadays, so people spend a lot of time examining their past in therapy.

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